Ensemble drama about conversations overheard in a bistro: two chess players see unfolding dramas, a couple on an uncomfortable blind date, a crumbling marriage, and film-noir fans that think they're witnessing a real-life murder.

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Matthew Miele

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Matthew Miele
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Credited cast:
Chris Parnell ... Terrence
Wendie Malick ... Laura
Anna Chlumsky ... Chelsea
Tovah Feldshuh ... Susie
Lynn Collins ... Tallulah
Ted McGinley ... Grant
Stephanie Szostak ... French Woman
Aasif Mandvi ... Don
Bill Raymond ... Hal
Lynn Cohen ... May
Terrence Mann ... August
Alan Ruck ... Casper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alejandra Ambrosi ... Clara
Lana Antonova ... Deidre
Josh Barrett Josh Barrett ... Chapman
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Ensemble drama about conversations overheard in a bistro: two chess players see unfolding dramas, a couple on an uncomfortable blind date, a crumbling marriage, and film-noir fans that think they're witnessing a real-life murder.

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[first lines]
Susie: Why? We have an appointment. We have a really important appointment due, but you want to come here? Hal? Hal!
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Sidewalk
Written by Christopher North
Performed by Christopher North with Drums by Casual-T
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Terrific little indie
7 May 2010 | by corky-27See all my reviews

First, I'd like to say I'm not a shill for the director. I rented this film with modest expectations from Netflix, primarily because Anna Chlumsky was involved, and I'm an old fan of hers. Maybe I was just in the right mood, but I found this movie to be quite enjoyable. Well-acted, emotionally poignant, and hysterically funny (at times). My personal favorite vignette is the chess board tete a tete; the entire film takes place in a crowded coffee shop, over the course of an afternoon (or evening). Three cheers for the director, for making such a tiny film come alive in the Big City. My only major problem was the lack of captions or subtitles of any kind on the disc; for such a talky film, in a packed diner with multiple background conversations ongoing, this is inexcusable... 8/10.


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2008 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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